More about Quintilian
5 Sourced Quotes
View all Quintilian Quotes
The gifts of nature are infinite in their variety, and mind differs from mind almost as much as body from body.
The mind is exercised by the variety and multiplicity of the subject matter, while the character is moulded by the contemplation of virtue and vice.
In either case the orator should bear clearly in mind throughout his whole speech what the fiction is to which he has committed himself, since we are apt to forget our falsehoods, and there is no doubt about the truth of the proverb that a liar should have a good memory.
It is worth while too to warn the teacher that undue severity in correcting faults is liable at times to discourage a boy's mind from effort.
To my mind the boy who gives least promise is one in whom the critical faculty develops in advance of the imagination.
Quote of the day
Users do not care about what is inside the box, as long as the box does what they need done.
More about Quintilian...
Predictions that didn't happen
If it's on the Internet it must be true
Remarkable Last Words (or Near-Last Words)
Philip James Bailey
Letitia Elizabeth Landon